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3DS price cut: Nintendo worried fans will lose trust

8:40 AM on 07.28.2011 // Jim Sterling
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Nintendo announced last night that, less than six months after releasing the 3DS for $250, that it was slashing the price to $169.99 on August 12. Nintendo is worried that this will cause early supporters of Nintendo to lose faith in the company. DUUUUUH, YA THINK!?

"Never in Nintendo's history have we dropped a system's trade price so significantly less than six months after launch," admitted the company. "We are aware this may cause you, the loyal fans who supported Nintendo 3DS from the beginning, to lose trust in us, and this is not our intention in any way. All of you who have kindly supported Nintendo 3DS from the beginning are Nintendo's most important customers."

I'm not sure that I've lost trust in Nintendo over this, so much as I've simply reconfirmed my belief that the 3DS was designed as a huge practical joke, intended to troll the entire industry. Launched two months early, with an "improved" online service that's pure garbage, and a whole bunch of other features that are only half implemented, the 3DS has become such a joke that this price cut is more of a punchline than anything offensive. It's pretty funny, and well worth the $250 entry fee. 

The only thing that offends me about it is Nintendo presumptuously calling early adopters "3DS ambassadors." I've gone out of my way to be anything but that!

Nintendo fears 'loss of fan trust' over 3DS price cut [CVG]

 

 


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